A SWELL TIME FOR ALL

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Adventure Holidays -

The north­ern PNG swell sea­son is mon­soonal, from Novem­ber to April.

You’re surf­ing mostly over coral reefs; no place for learn­ers.

There are no surf shops; bring your own boards, booties and equip­ment.

Wave con­di­tions can be fickle; don’t ex­pect per­fec­tion in a three-day stay.

Haz­ards in­clude sun­burn, in­fected coral cuts and in­sect bites.

Pack light; there’s a 15kg weight limit on lo­cal flights.

The surf man­age­ment plan quota may sit un­easily with some vis­i­tors, but re­spect it. This is how PNG surfers are try­ing to share and pro­tect th­ese breaks for them­selves and vis­i­tors. John Borth­wick

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